Hi Thomas,have you researched the roots of your Marling family?My Marlin family have been known to add the G for some reason or another. Our roots are early on in England . We later made our way to Scotland and Ireland , USA and British North America(Canada) My lineage used George, Henry ,James, William,Thomas,Edward and Robert over and over. I have cousins who went by Marlin in Ireland moved to Canada changed to Marling then moved back to Ireland as Marlin. Wish I knew more about our English roots. My fathers first cousin died in WW 1 at Vimy Ridge.